High Cliff

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Afternoon sun
20 mins
Up and Down
Restricted Access

Tintagel's High Cliff is an extremely intimidating crag that rises straight out of the sea and is impossible to view in detail from the land. The three climbs described are all big and serious adventures, that involve multiple pitches of hard climbing on variable quality rock. The island is managed by English Heritage. The BMC have negotiated an access agreement as follows. If you wish to climb at Tintagel you must first write to English Heritage, Room 225, 25 Saville Row, London W1X 2BT (enclose a SAE for a quick reply). You should get a response about access to routes and sensitive areas.

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A very sustained and imposing line that weaves its way up the wall left of the corner of Il Duce. Start at the bottom of the...
3 Stars
E4 5c
Il Duce
The central corner that rises from the overhung ledge at the base of High Cliff is a stunning line. Technically reasonable but...
1 user comment
3 Stars
E5 6a
King's Arete
Steep climbing in great positions on Il Duce's right arete. The climbing becomes easier but the rock deteriorates in quality as...
2 Stars
E4 5c
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    Il Duce
    "Pitch 1. The crux is often wet, if so the move is desperate. Bold moves between ..." 21/Aug

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